Happy July 4th!

Happy Red, White and Blue from the flowers!
Happy Poetry Friday!
Here is a poem of joy for you:

My Heart Leaps Up

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
Read the rest here.

 — William Wordsworth

May you experience the joy and magic of being with family.

Thanks to Tabatha Yeatts for hosting his week!
Stop by and read more poetry if you have time.

Fothergilla Geese

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flightless white geese
milky swirls of thin petals
perch on lily pads

Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: These blooms are dwarf Fothergilla, cousin to Witch Hazel. Fothergilla gardenii were discovered here by Alexander Garden (1730-1791) a Scottish physician and naturalist who introduced them to England. What a great name he had for his profession.